Thursday, January 15, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 246: Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney Family Records in Westminster, Mass.

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasures today is the  Westminster, Massachusetts town record of the births and deaths of the family of Samuel and Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney in the 1750 to 1800 time period:

The transcription of this record is:

Births                                                     and   Deaths

Leuit Samuel Whitney and Wife                    Mr Samuel Whitney
           Abigail Whitney famely                      Deceased Jan^y the 1st
Recorded                          viz                            1782
August 27th   Abigail Whitney Borne
May the 29     Mary Whitney Borne
February the   Samuel Whitney Borne
11th 1746
May 18           Abner Whitney Borne
September      Achsa Whitney Borne             Deceased 14th May 1772
30 1750
October          Silas Whitney Born                 Dec^d Nov. 14^th 1798
20 1752
November      Martha Whitney Borne           Deceased
26 1755
July 2^d          Alpheus Whitney Borne        Died 7th March 1821
1757                                                                  aged 54 years
January           Phenias Whitney Borne
the 16 1761
December       Hananiah Whitney Borne
the 1762
September      Martha Whitney Borne
18 1764
February        Susanah Whitney Borne         Deceased
9 1767                    Amen

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, ( : accessed 26 February 2012), "Westminster, Births, marriages and deaths," page 91 (penned), image 142 of 1195, Family of Samuel and Abigail Whitney.

I love it - after 13 children borne at essentially two year intervals between 1742 and 1767 to Abigail (Fletcher) Whitney, the recorder ends the page with "Amen."

Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) and Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) are my fifth great-grandparents.  I am descended through their 12th child, Martha Whitney (1764-1832), who married Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816) in 1783 in Westminster.

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